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Conflict in Ukraine

Ukraine FlagIf you are feeling distressed by the conflict in Ukraine, you are not alone. Stories and images of the crisis have caused pain, fear, and uncertainty around the world. These are natural responses to a traumatic event, even for those who are not experiencing it directly.

In times of high anxiety and stress, it’s important to safeguard your mental wellness. The curated resources on this page were created to help you do so.

Whether you need guidance on reducing your anxiety, talking to someone in crisis, or answering difficult questions from your children, a wide range of resources are available that can help.

For up-to-date information about Canada’s response to the conflict in Ukraine, including assistance for Canadians in Ukraine, please visit the Government of Canada website.

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Resources

Stress or anxiety are normal reactions to a traumatic event. Reactions can range from moderate to overwhelming for individuals directly impacted.

Further details on the background and benefits of the model, including its values, guiding principles, and nine steps. 

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a source of anxiety for people across the country and your colleagues, friends or family may reach out to you for support.

A one-page snapshot describing how SC2.0 works in the SC2.0 Newfoundland and Labrador Demonstration Project and how it benefits service users and providers.

In the midst of COVID-19, it is increasingly difficult to avoid the bleak headlines and bright-red news banners. Staying informed is, after all, one way many of us try to win back a semblance of control.

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The next time you finish scrolling, take a moment to think about how you’re feeling. While it’s easy to miss small changes when you quickly move on to something else, even short periods of lowered mood, self-doubt, or anxiety add up over time.

A one-page snapshot describing how SC2.0 works in the SC2.0 Newfoundland and Labrador Demonstration Project and how it benefits service users and providers.

While there’s much talk about a potential echo pandemic of mental illness following COVID-19, such a result is not inevitable. We can all cultivate resiliency by focusing on the actions and attitudes that strengthen our mental health.